Foreign Office and Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Information Research Department: Registered Files (IR and PR Series)

Reference:
FCO 95
Title:
Foreign Office and Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Information Research Department: Registered Files (IR and PR Series)
Description:

This series contains registered files of the Information Research Department (IRD) concerning the provision of anti-Communist information via British overseas missions and posts and other outlets. The series covers the relationship between IRD and other government departments such as the Ministry of Defence and the Central Office of Information, as well as the British Broadcasting Corporation; and IRD's relations with Western European governments including the United States.

Date:
1966-1977
Related Material:
For earlier IRD files, see FO 1110
Held by:
The National Archives, Kew
Former references:
in its original department:   IR and PR series
Legal status:
Public Record
Language:
English
Creator:
Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Information Research Department, 1968-1977
Foreign Office, Information Research Department, 1948-1968
Physical description:
1952 file(s)
Access conditions:
Open unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:
from 2006 Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Accumulation Dates:
1967-1977
Selection and destruction information:
Selected under acquisition policy criterion 2.2.1.3, documenting the use of covert propaganda in furthering British foreign policy objectives. Series will not exceed 20m
Accruals:
Series is accruing.

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